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John A De Goes

I love startups, technology, and science. I write about geeky stuff. Mostly.

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Recent Articles

Stop Being "Nice" and Just Tell the Fucking Truth Already

Telling the truth, even if it's unpleasant, can sometimes be the nicest thing you can do for someone.

10 Lessons I Learned from Doing My First Real Startup

Personal and business lessons learned from my experiences funding, growing, and selling Precog.

Newtypes Aren't As Cool As You Think

Why newtyping that next data type may not buy you as much as you think it does.

Haskell's Type Classes: We Can Do Better

Ideas on how to fix some of what's wrong with type classes.

Sorry, Fanboys, There Will Be No Rise of the Machines

While popular among some entrepreneurs and sci-fi writers, the machines ain't ever gonna rise.